Raising Readers in Story County

Annual Appeal

Raising Readers in Story County is Reaching for New Levels! 

We are asking for your donation now to support our literacy programs for the children in Story County. 

The power of your donation is demonstrated in the impact on the lives of our children.  Here is one story. The summer before Kindergarten can be a time of high anxiety for many children and parents.  The fear of being in a new school can be particularly difficult for some children.  Laura is one of those children, which prompted her mom, Robin, to enroll her in Raising Readers’ Super K Transition to Kindergarten. Super K exposes students to many of the routines, activities and skills that they will experience in Kindergarten.  Children also become familiar with the routine of asking and responding to questions, saying and singing rhyming words and songs, as well as making predictions and naming letters. According to the Foundation for Early Learning, these experiences are important to literacy development.


From the bottom of my heart, thank you for doing the Super K program.  Each day that I picked her up from Super K, I noticed other children responding well to her. She has always been a bit shy, but I no longer worry about her ability to make friends at school. I really wish ALL parents of children entering Kindergarten had the information shared and were able to participate in the wonderful Super K program.”  Robin

Super K is one of the twelve Raising Readers’ programs for children from birth to age eight.  With your support, Raising Readers can continue of offer quality, research-based programming for the children of Story County. 

Matching Challenge - Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar when you donate to both the Annual Fund and the Endowment by December 31, 2018

The 2018 Annual Appeal includes a Matching Challenge. When a donor contributes to both the Annual Fund and the Endowment Fund, a match will be made to the RRSC Endowment Fund by an anonymous donor. The Annual Fund helps meet today's need, while the Endowment Fund ensures we help well into the future.  

We ask you to join us in improving the lives of children and families in your community through our literacy programs.  Make a tax-deductible gift now. We thank all of our generous donors, volunteers and partners who are helping Raising Readers Reach for New Levels! 

Donate online by credit card:

Donate by check:
  • Write the check to Raising Readers in Story County

  • Include your name, address, phone, and email.

  • If the gift is in honor or in memory of someone, give the name and address of the person(s) to be informed.

  • Raising Readers in Story County publicly recognizes donors in our Annual Report. Please indicate if you prefer to be anonymous.

  • Send to RRSC at P.O. Box 2374, Ames, IA 50010.

  • If your employer has a Matching Gift Program, please send their form with your check.


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